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I know this is a weird post... but anyone experience neck pain stiffness while riding for a while? if so what did you do ? I thought I would ask in here first before going to a quack and having smoke blown up the keister.
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Myself and a few others riding the Cross bikes have found that the
2" pullback bars solved that problem.

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Myself and a few others riding the Cross bikes have found that the
2" pullback bars solved that problem.
^^ ..Yes.. This... Cured the pain I had experienced between my shoulders after a couple of hundred miles, too.
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I have the same experience with the stock bars... We will see if my new Vicbaggers apes solve the issue.
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As others have replied, I got the 2" pullback VB Tarzanz bars last spring and I can ride 8+ hours without pain. Push them up for around town "to look cool", and bring them back down for long trips.
Now I my a$$ could handle it better, I'd be all set



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I have the 2" pullbacks as well but I still get the pain. I wonder if I should raide them higher ? or lower them? ideas ?

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I used to get neck and shoulder pain years ago ... until I started wearing lighter helmets. Been fine ever since. Handlebar position does play a big role in it though and I've also changed positioning of them on all of my last 4 bikes. Haven't needed to on the XCT yet but installing the 2" pullback bars is in my future for just a little added comfort.

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I have the 2" pullbacks as well but I still get the pain. I wonder if I should raide them higher ? or lower them? ideas ?
If you install a backrest, that sometimes helps.. If you slouch on the long runs and "hang onto the bars" you are still pulling muscles taught between your shoulders and that puts stress on your neck muscles too..

If you find you are being jerked forward by your arms even slightly by the way you are sitting as you ride down the road, you'll normally get some relief from changing your seating position or bar position to where that doesn't occur..

The longer distance the ride, the easier and quicker it is to nail down the issues.. 'cause you can begin to feel where the problems are.. That was true for me at least..

All the best in fixing the issue.
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I have the 2" pullbacks as well but I still get the pain. I wonder if I should raide them higher ? or lower them? ideas ?
Since you have already changed your bars, have you gone to a Chiropractor to have your neck checked? Necks are pretty fragile really and easily adjusted. Bowling ball on a stack of poker chips really. Just a thought.

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Be honest with your self and give this a try. You need two weights of around five pounds. Paint cans break drums any thing you have around the house. One weight in each hand now do Shoulder shrugs do ten of them tice a day for a week pain will be gone.
Only video I cold find. If pain comes back just do them longer then a week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJRVVxmytaM

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